CWIT IMPACT Workshops
Diversity Issues in Technology: Facts Issues & Possibilities
Friday, September 27, 2019 · Noon - 1 PM
This workshop provides an overview of the status of women and people from underrepresented racial-ethic minority groups in technology fields (computing and engineering) at UMBC and in the United States more broadly. Dr. Ireland will lead an interactive discussion on issues concerning diversity and inclusion in tech as well as the opportunities for broadening participation in tech. Additionally, Dr. Ireland will share insights from psychological research on social identity, motivation, and achievement among underrepresented students in STEM. Workshop attendees are invited to contribute their perspectives and experiences on these topics as members or allies of underrepresented groups in technology fields.